Chemistry is often referred to as the “central science” and with good reason: It is foundational in areas such as health, environmental sciences, new materials development, and nanotechnology.
At Waterloo, we offer some of the most interdisciplinary and cutting-edge undergraduate and graduate Chemistry programs in Canada, where specializations prepare you for exciting professional careers in industry, business, government, and academia. The Department of Chemistry is dedicated to maintaining the highest quality in its programs. This commitment is reflected with the teaching and research excellence of our award-winning faculty and staff.
Whatever your level, whatever your interest, we invite you to explore our programs to see for yourself what we have to offer. Consider becoming a part of Waterloo Chemistry, where teaching, mentoring, and research combine to prepare you for your career.
Professor Rodney Smith honoured with 2024 Strem Chemicals Award for Pure or Applied Inorganic Chemistry.
Lab instructor Leanne Racicot's passion for sustainability reflected in lab renovation.
Former Chemistry undergraduate student, Corey Stephenson, receives award at Science Alumni Achievement Day.
Oxo metal clusters in water splitting and bond activations
T. Don Tilley
Professor of Chemistry
University of California, Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Tuesday, March 5, 2024
In-person: C2-361 (Reading Room)
Total synthesis of Turnercyclamycin
Supervisor: S. Taylor
Committee members: M. Chong, E. Fillion, A. Schwan
Thursday, March 7, 2024
Towards Eliminating Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in Canadian Water Supplies
Supervisor: S. Hopkins
Committee members: R. Marta, R.W. Smith
Tuesday, March 12, 2024